UC Davis Global Affairs Vice Provost addresses concerns about the Confucius Institute

Joanna Regulska, the UC Davis vice provost and associate chancellor of global affairs, with Chancellor Gary May, is proud of the university's new "Global Education for All" initiative.
Joanna Regulska, the UC Davis vice provost and associate chancellor of global affairs, with Chancellor Gary May, is proud of the university's new "Global Education for All" initiative. Courtesy photo

"Joanna Regulska explained that UCD’s Confucius Institute has a 'very unique focus on the beverages and food of China. … We don’t do the language, we don’t do anything for credit at all,' she said, although she mentioned an internship for one credit where UCD students work in the Confucius Institute focusing on food.

'There is a little bit of a misconception,' she said, 'that we do the language, that we hire people who are influencing the academic (mission).'

'Never has there been a case that Hanban (the colloquial name for the Confucius Institute’s headquarters) has told us what to do, or restrict an event,' Regulska said. 'There’s been no political interference of any sort.'"

Read the full article at the Davis Enterprise.

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